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MS-192: Andrew S. Iddings Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration Collection


A Dayton Fire Department hook and ladder truck is in the fire department parade during the 1909 Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration. The ladder truck is headed south on Main Street from the Soldier's Monument and is pulled by three horses, while drivers in the front and rear steer the wagon. DFD No. 3 is written on the side of the truck and equipment is hanging from the sides. The Hayes aerial ladder is from ladder company three which was located at 212 West Fifth Street. In the background, spectators can be seen along the side of the street. Behind the spectators are many signs for local Dayton businesses including Kiefaber's Restaurant at 24 North Main Street, Kramer, Voit, Co. at 22 North Main Street, Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store at 20 North Main Street, Anderton and Son Jewelry Store at 18 North Main Street, John C. Good Drug Store at 16 North Main Street, and Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices at 14 North Main Street. Throughout the image are decorations that adorned the Court of Honor which stretched from Third Street to the Soldier's Monument on Main Street.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms192_019; Columns; Fire fighters; Parades; Fire departments--Equipment and supplies; Court of Honor; Wagons; Fire engines; Horchert; Joseph A.; Anderton and Son Jewelry Store (Dayton, Ohio); Spectators; Hook and ladder fire wagons; Kiefaber's Restaurant (Dayton, Ohio); Flags--United States; Geo. C. Albert's Cigar Store (Dayton, Ohio); Soldiers; Signs and signboards; Firefighting equipment; Marching; Ohio--Militia; Kramer; Voit and Company (Dayton, Ohio); John C. Good Drug Company (Dayton, Ohio); Dayton Fire Department (Ohio); Kabierske, Henry; Dayton (Ohio) Wright Brothers Homecoming Celebration -- 1909; Ohio. Army National Guard; Fire departments--Officials and employees; Benjamin F. Hershey Law Offices (Dayton, Ohio); Advertising; Horses; Horse-drawn vehicles


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